Charlyn Heeder (1950 – 2018)
COLUMBIAVILLE—Charlyn Heeder, 67, of Columbiaville died Monday, April 2, 2018 at her home.
Born April 18, 1950 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Charles “Chubby” and Margaret (Murphy) Rate.
Mrs. Heeder was a New York State employee for many years. Her great love of animals came from her upbringing on the Rateland Farms in Castleton.
She is survived by: her husband, Richard A. Heeder, Sr.; her son, Richard A. Heeder, Jr., of Longmont, CO; her daughter, Tammy Gregory of Columbiaville; two grandchildren, Dr. Haley Dell’Orso and Caiden Gregory.
She is also survived by her five cats and dear friends, Barb and Al, Linda, Mabel, Maggie and Frank, Renate, Roger (Digger), and many others.
Calling hours will be Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, with a brief committal service following in North Chatham Cemetery. Casual attire would be appreciated. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to AnimalKind Inc., 721 Warren Street, Hudson 12534.
Anita B. Leggett (1926 – 2018)
SEBRING, FL—Anita B. Leggett, 91, of Sebring, FL, formerly of the Chatham area died Sunday, April 1, 2018 and her husband of 62 years, Donald “Jim” Leggett died Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
She was born August 30, 1926 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Ernest and Bertha (Bernier) Guy.
She came to the U.S. in 1952 and became a U.S. citizen in 1960. She married Donald “Jim” Leggett in 1956 and they lived most of their lives in the West Ghent area.
Mrs. Leggett was a member of the Ghent Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered delivering Meals-on-Wheels for several years in the Chatham area.
She is survived by: her stepson, James “Tim” Leggett and wife Marcia; daughters, Mary Anne Scally, Jerryne Kriby and Wendy Harper; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
A graveside service in the West Ghent Cemetery will be held and announced in the spring. Arrangements are with the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham. For online condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com.
Donald K. Leggett (1924 – 2018)
SEBRING, FL—Donald K. “Jim” Leggett, 93, of Sebring, FL, formerly of the Chatham area, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
He was born October 17,1924 in Albany, the son of the late Harry D. and Ina M. (Kittle) Leggett.
He graduated from Hudson High School in 1942. He spent 10 years on the family farm and 32 years working for GLF/ Agway in the Chatham store as a serviceman. He retired in 1983. He and his late wife, Anita, lived most of their lives in the West Ghent area.
Mr. Leggett was a member of the Ghent Reformed Church, the Ghent Fire Company, the Ghent Rod and Gun Club where he served as secretary and treasurer for several years, and the West Ghent Grange.
Besides his wife of 62 years, Anita, he was predeceased by his sister, Mildred Felpel.
He is survived by: his son, James “Tim” Leggett and his wife Marcia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A graveside service in the West Ghent Cemetery will be held and announced in the spring.
Arrangements are with the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham. For online condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com
Mark K. Newton (1957 – 2018)
ALBANY—Mark K. Newton, 61, of Red Rock died peacefully with his family by his side, Sunday, April 8 at Albany Medical Center.
He was the husband of Jennifer Wallin Newton; beloved father of Melinda, Erin, Ryan, Amanda and Alexis; brother to George Fox, Tim, Tom and Herbert Newton and sister Peggy; and wonderful grandfather of 10.
An Army specialist (E-4), Mr. Newton continued to serve his country by volunteering as a past member and chief of the Red Rock Fire Company and past EMS captain of the Chatham Rescue Squad. He was deployed to New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attack. He was the current EMS captain of Canaan Protective Fire Company.
Mr. Newton was an avid sportsman and good friend who will be greatly missed by many.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Canaan Protective Fire Company, Canaan 12029. For online condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com